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Dr Hafiz A Pasha

Burgeoning fiscal deficit
Opinion

Burgeoning fiscal deficit

The information on fiscal operations during the first three quarters of 2021-22 has been released recently by the...
Published 10 May, 2022 05:10am
Growth in imports
Opinion

Growth in imports

The information on the composition of imports from July 21 to March 22 was released recently by the Pakistan Bureau...
Published 26 Apr, 2022 05:20am
Managing the BoP
Opinion

Managing the BoP

Pakistan today faces an incipient financial crisis. Gross foreign exchange reserves of the SBP stand at $10.8 ...
Published 19 Apr, 2022 05:32am
More and more bad news
Opinion

More and more bad news

Pakistan finds itself increasingly in a quagmire. The economy was hit severely first after March 2020 by the...
Published 05 Apr, 2022 05:38am
Wait-and-see policy of SBP
Opinion

Wait-and-see policy of SBP

The latest Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) was issued by the SBP on the 8th of March. Since the Russian-Ukraine war...
Published 15 Mar, 2022 05:43am
Rebasing of QIM
Opinion

Rebasing of QIM

The base year of the Quantum Index of Manufacturing (QIM) for large-scale industrial units has been updated recently...
Published 08 Mar, 2022 05:15am
Very fragile BoP
Opinion

Very fragile BoP

The balance of payments (BoP) numbers for the first seven months of 2021-22 have been released recently by the SBP...
Updated 01 Mar, 2022 10:07am
GDP growth rate in 2020-21
Opinion

GDP growth rate in 2020-21

The PBS has released the revised estimate of the GDP growth rate for 2020-21. It has increased to 5.57 percent from...
Published 08 Feb, 2022 06:10am
Rebasing of national income
Opinion

Rebasing of national income

There is some very good news from the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. Following the exercise of rebasing of the...
Published 03 Feb, 2022 04:02am
SBP’s optimism
Opinion

SBP’s optimism

The recent Monetary Policy Statement by the SBP has begun to remove apprehensions about the state of the economy and...
Published 01 Feb, 2022 04:07am
Punjab: regional development
Opinion

Punjab: regional development

There has been a move recently towards the creation of the Province of South Punjab. This will, of course, require a...
Published 25 Jan, 2022 05:03am
The rising govt debt
Opinion

The rising govt debt

The SBP has released the data on the level of gross government debt as of the end of November 2021. It stands at Rs...
Published 18 Jan, 2022 04:20am